A few questions you need to ask yourself is, will there be much traffic on the rug? if so, look for something more durable. A dense, high quality, low pile wool option is great for these areas. They can instantly create modern luxury. Do you want it to be seen as more a piece of art? a wow factor perhaps? Vintage overdyed patchwork rugs work well in this instance. The colours are phenomenal, and you can pick up some very affordable ones on Etsy, eBay and Ikea. For higher end look to places such as Loom rugs. Regardless of the quality, the look creates an eclectic feel and loads of personality to a space. Turquoise is my pick for these type of rugs, alternatively brands such as The Rug Collection have some fantastic feature rugs. If it is for a living area or bedroom and you’re big on it being equally about comfort as it is looks, ensure you take off your shoes and feel the texture against bare skin.
Round works best in dining spaces, bathrooms or small bedrooms, especially kids rooms and the same rule applies, go the biggest you can. I totally adore Armadillo and Co’s Perennial Collection for round ones. Overall Armadillo and Co caters for a varied range of rugs. Rugs on carpet is always a personal choice, some say yay others a big nay. Personally I think that it can work well, but stick to a dhurrie, a thinner like rug, Fenton and Fenton have great ones for the higher end or Sasson Home and Ikea for cheaper, but equally as great alternatives. Freedom is nailing rugs this season, versatile and somewhat neutral but still on trend and contemporary, an attractive price tag also.
If you take away anything from this post it is when rug shopping – “big, big big!”
M 0438 319 645
74 Bridport Street
Albert Park 3206